Colin Giuseppe Cox is an associate in the International Practice Group of Haynes and Boone and is licensed to practice in both Florida and Texas.
His practice focuses on a variety of international corporate matters and cross-border projects, including cross-border investments, financing, project development, and negotiations. He regularly assists clients in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and capital market transactions, and he has particular experience with projects involving Latin America and Europe. Colin has lived and worked extensively in both regions and speaks French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Additionally, Colin also represents clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and assists them in assessing whether CFIUS has jurisdiction over their transactions.
Colin’s practice covers a large range of industries, and he has extensive legal and business experience in the real estate, banking, capital markets, energy, aviation, hospitality and CBD/hemp sectors. He has represented clients for a variety of foreign markets, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Throughout his career, both as a lawyer and as a banker, Colin has worked with a variety of multinational clients. He has also assisted sovereign wealth funds, foreign governments, and central banks.
Prior to law school, Colin worked for Goldman Sachs International in London where he traded for the bank’s offshore money market funds. He also worked for Goldman Sachs in Dallas as a financial analyst within the bank’s real estate private equity group.
Colin received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, he participated in and won the International Tax Moot Court Competition hosted by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Leuven, Belgium. He also won the Bob Barker Prize in Animal Law, Ethics and Rights Student Writing Competition for his research on shareholder proposals in animal advocacy.
Colin obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and has also studied at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Italy), Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy), and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon (France). Additionally, Colin has also lived and studied in Valencia, Spain.
- Secretary and Treasurer, Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
- Board Member, Miami-Dade Bar Association
- Board Member and Secretary, International Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association
- Co-chair, International Law Committee of the Miami-Dade Bar Association
- Member, National Italian American Bar Association
- Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2023
- Recognized by Miami Dade Bar, Young Lawyers Section, "40 Under 40," 2023
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2019, Editorial Board, Virginia Law & Business Review
B.S., University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, 2010, Echols Scholar
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